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NSSF targets more members through its smart card 

Kampala, Uganda | THE INDEPENDENT | Uganda’s National Social Security Fund (NSSF) in partnership with various companies has unveiled a loyalty programme to enable members to access discounts on selected goods and services through the NSSF smart card.

The initiative is one of the major features of the NSSF Smart card, a three-in-one social security card that embeds NSSF functionality and bank functionality in addition to the loyalty program. This is in partnership with Visa, a global payments technology company, and Centenary Bank.

NSSF Acting Managing Director Patrick Ayota said the initiative was informed by the Fund’s desire to be more relevant with the members.

He said this is an opportunity for NSSF members to save money on desired purchases by getting cheaper but quality options from its partners.

“Since the launch of the smart card six months ago, we have about 10,000 applications for the smart card with active usage standing at 60.7%,” he said.

“In addition, the loyalty program has been the major driver of these enrollments which is a clear indication that the programme has the potential to attract new members to the Fund through the various discounted offers from our partners.”

There are currently nine merchants enlisted on the loyalty program from the real estate, construction, technology and hospitality industries.

To join the NSSF Loyalty Programme, one has to first enrol for the NSSF Smart Card at the Workers House and Centenary Bank branches countrywide. A member can thereafter present their valid NSSF smart card to the participating merchants under this program at any of their selling locations to purchase discounted products or services.

“We have started working on a system where the product discounts will automatically be activated when the smart card is swiped at any merchants’ point of sell machine for easier transactions,” he said. NSSF has more than 2.5million members countrywide.

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